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Meaning of eukaryote

eu•kar•y•ote

Pronunciation: (y-kar'ē-ōt", -ē-ut), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. any organism having as its fundamental structural unit a cell type that contains specialized organelles in the cytoplasm, a membrane-bound nucleus enclosing genetic material organized into chromosomes, and an elaborate system of division by mitosis or meiosis, characteristic of all life forms except bacteria, blue-green algae, and other primitive microorganisms.
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